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Ayinger Oktober Fest-Märzen - Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

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BA SCORE
89
very good

1,953 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,953
Reviews: 953
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 86
Gots: 118 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-15-2001)
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Photo of zac16125
3.93/5  rDev -1.3%

500mL bottle into a mug
no bottling dates

A: Pours a crystal clear copper/amber color with 2.5 fingers width of slightly off white head that dissipates down fairly quickly and leaves almost no lacing. 3.75

S: Very malty, lots of caramel malt, toasted, nutty, a bit of sugary sweetness, doughy, faint spiciness. Well done. 4

T: Lots of sweet malts, some spicy hop notes, a bit floral, caramel malt. Good amount of spice, with sweet malts to balance it out. Quite nice. 4

M/D: Lighter side of medium bodied, carbonation on the higher end- a touch too much for my liking, drinkability is good. 3.5

O: Nice example of the style. Blanket statements are dangerous, but in general the American breweries tend to do a pretty poor job of emulating this style, and in the rare occurrence that I will go for an Oktoberfest, it will nearly always been one from one of the traditional German powerhouses. 4

Overall: 3.93

zac16125, Sep 04, 2014
Photo of Roser
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

A- big foamy ivory white head that lasted a long time and left pretty decent lacing. Clear, amber, honey gold. Most appealing.

S- clean, malty, bready, (slightly) spicy.

T- toasted malts, biscuity, caramel. Very, very pleasant.

M- light, smooth. Excellent balance.

O- very nice. A solid brew. Never used to be a big fan of Marzen/Oktoberfest, but starting to enjoy more and more. Would have again (and again) and definitely recommend.

Cheers!

Roser, Sep 02, 2014
Photo of bluejacket74
4/5  rDev +0.5%

500 ml bottle, the beer pours a mostly clear dark gold/amber color with about an inch frothy off-white head that sticks around a while. There's also a lot of lacing. Aroma is nice, the brew smells like caramel and bready malt, honey, and light earthy hops. Taste is pretty much just like the aroma, but with the addition of a bit of apple and dark fruit. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's smooth and easy to drink with moderate carbonation. I thought this was a good Oktoberfest brew, I'd buy this again in the future. $3.49 a bottle.

bluejacket74, Aug 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

memphischas, Today at 02:38 AM
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4.04/5  rDev +1.5%

Joshua_D_Baker, Today at 01:44 AM
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Yancey82, Today at 01:42 AM
Photo of HeartofMiami
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Was expecting more. Tastes more like a traditional (well made) German Lager than a Marzen. Surprised that I like the American examples better especially since other Ayinger brews are top notch.

HeartofMiami, Today at 12:12 AM
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4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

Nattybrah123, Monday at 11:08 PM
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4.12/5  rDev +3.5%

Doublechar0517, Monday at 10:42 PM
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

ryanjtravis, Monday at 05:24 PM
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

WesMantooth, Monday at 03:14 PM
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4.52/5  rDev +13.6%

Flexmar, Monday at 01:28 PM
Photo of humuloner22
4/5  rDev +0.5%

I have said over and over I am not a huge fan of the style, yet I have bought a few to compare this season to make sure I am not overly critical. I guess my palate has been wrecked from drinking so many IPA's and DIPA's this summer. Nevertheless, this one is pretty damn good for a cool early fall evening. Price isn't bad considering its a half liter.

Color: Typical Marzen. Maybe a bit lighter than some American offerings.

Aroma: Malts, caramel, sweetness, virtually no hop aroma. Actually, to me I get none.

Taste: This one is a stand out to me. I assume this one was fairly fresh because they guy said it had just come in. It tasted fresh. Crisper than the other Oktoberfest beers I have recently tried. Which I like about this one. Still a bit too malty for my personal preference. This is a beer you could session the hell out of though. They really don't have a lot of flavor other than caramel and some sweetness, but not overly cloying with this one, which I think some American styles do border on.

Overall: One of the better representations of the style. I guess for good reason its an actual German Marzen.

humuloner22, Monday at 05:02 AM
Photo of fourstringer
4.26/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 500 mL bottle into a glass stein. Moderate hand. No identifiable date on the bottle, but from 2014.

A: Light amber body with excellent clarity. Towering 3 fingers of off-white, rocky head. Solid retention. Nice lacing. Looks great in the stein.

S: Lightly roasted malt with notes of nuts, bread, caramel. Trace floral, noble-type hops. More fruit as it warms - grape, apple juice.

T: Opens with an airy malt and nuttiness with a somewhat surprising degree of sweetness that surges early and quickly fades. Yields to a nicely balanced hop bitterness and semi-dry, clean finish. Scant grain and trace of hops in the aftertaste. No alcohol presence of significance.

M: Smooth, moderate carbonation with medium to light body. Quite drinkable.

O: Quaffable and tasty Marzen. Downed a liter of this lickety-split. Let it warm up a bit and you will appreciate added layers of complexity without any drop in drinkability. This is when this one really shines.

Prost!

fourstringer, Monday at 03:59 AM
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4.48/5  rDev +12.6%

schuler, Monday at 02:57 AM
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Skillz, Monday at 01:30 AM
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3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

MidwestBA, Sunday at 11:35 PM
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3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

dhannes, Sunday at 11:32 PM
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

andy1701, Sunday at 10:58 PM
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2.76/5  rDev -30.7%

thelargeone, Sunday at 10:42 PM
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Ayinger Oktober Fest-Märzen from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
89 out of 100 based on 1,953 ratings.